Awards and accreditations in the world of today’s Bed and Breakfast are an interesting topic and one on which will will occupy at least one (more likely two) chapters in my book when it’s published.
We have been awarded many accreditations over the years. We have held 2 Star Hotel status which went to 4 Star Bed and Breakfast status when we downsized in 2002 and a host of other awards, all of which today count for less and less. We have paid huge sums to graded and classified by National Tourism Bodies and be listed in walking, cycling, pet owner guides and ….well you name it and we’ve probably advertised there.
In 2013 we called a halt to is all and we created our own list of accreditations which you can see below. We are in the Michelin Guide (obviously only for B&B) and some other Entry on Merit Guides but all in all we have decided to let our reputation speak for us. So no more forking out large sums of money so civil servants can bask in their own glory and pretend to be furthering the cause of Tourism. We’ll do it on our own.
So if you need an answer to a specific question about a bed and breakfast stay with us please first check our FAQ page and if the information you need is not there please contact us and we will get back to you.
Listed below is some pictorial information on some of the awards we think we should have/hold. Additions will appear as people realise how wonderful the Carlton Lodge is!